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    I like the idea of your paper bags quite a bit; shows innovation and an understanding of using toned mediums for life drawing.

    Also like your Bridgmans. Pay very close attention to those... meaning... stare at and study them before copying. Look at the relationships. Try to re-interpret what you see.

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    Pay close attention to what you see.
    This. I find I keep coming back to this.

    Proportions, proportions, proportions. Nail those, and 80% of your work is done. Make them unconscious. But to do that, you need to be conscious of them first. Measure. Use a ruler if you have to at first. Training wheels.

    Hope you have great fun and luck this week
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    The gray scale studies in the first post are really funny
    You're good at "blocking values" as they say, and simplifying shapes and brush strokes.
    Keep training and keep it fun please
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    Hey guys, thanks so much for all the input, you wouldn't imagine how helpful it is!

    I decided to redo my Komarov painting. I put a lot more focus into everything. I made sure I nailed the drawing before I did anything else. With the colors I took Umbravita's advice and just really tried to see the colors. MBK's link was also REALLY helpful. I realized there were a lot more red and peach hues than I imagined. I also did away with opacity, I think the blurryness of my work was leading to some of my confusion. The painting is still a WIP but I've gotten it to a decent point by now.

    Again, thanks so much for the advice you guys!
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    Nice.

    This is a great improvement from the last version. Both the colors and the drawing are more accurate.

    Would love to see more of these!

    One thing you may want to try out, just for the sake of experimentation, is to grab a brush, check the "other dynamics" tab in the brush settings panel and set the opacity jitter to pen pressure. Then take that brush and just go around wherever the colors meet and blend them towards one another to see what that looks like. (Grab a color and paint a stroke going towards its neighboring color, and as you draw the stroke, let up on the pressure)

    You may or may not like it, just something to play around with.


    p.s.

    You might want to go into your User Control Panel and put a link to your sketchbook in the "edit signature" section.
    That way more people around the forums can find your book a lot easier



    Keep 'em coming!
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    Nice job on the re-do. Keep going!
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    Hey guys, I'm back! Once again MBK, your advice has proved quite helpful. I spent the last couple of days trying out that opacity pen pressure thing you showed me. I've noticed it enables me to work a lot faster!

    I also tried a new technique. Instead of doing line art first, I did the silhouette and painted everything else on top of that.

    Below is a photo study I did using it. The reference was a sculpture by Philippe Faraut. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
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    Badass! Looks like you're already putting it to good use

    Diggin' the latest study, has a nice value range going on. (though overall it does lean towards the lighter values)

    Another cool thing to mess around with is to add a layer on top of your brushwork and set it to "overlay" then grab a soft airbrush and using black or white you can tweak your values without fucking with the brushstrokes. Give it a shot, just another tool for the arsenal.

    Keep up the goodness.
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    Hi everyone! It's been a slow few days. I'm starting to work in perspective into my practice. It's very useful, but not snazzy enough to put into my sketchbook. I have been doing other things though.

    I'm starting a new photostudy. It's a scene from the wire. I'm trying to work in perspective into this one. It's still in it's early stages.

    I've also been playing around with my new red ink cartridges for my fountain pen. I gotta say, that pen was one of my best investments yet.

    All this work in dry/digital mediums is making me want to do wet medium stuff again. So to ease myself back in that direction I've been playing around with my sketch and wash.
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    Been doing life studies as usual, I've developed a daily routine where I start with gestures and doodles, and then move to more focused work.
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    I finished the photo study I started earlier. I was gonna try and do a perfect copy of the original image, but I decided to take a different approach. I wanted to work on finishing things quicker, whilst still making them readable. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, it was really fun too!

    Also, here are some skulls I did from memory, done on a toned digital canvas.
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    Did another photo study, this time with graphite.
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    Hey folks! It's been a while since I've done an update, I figured I'd show my current progress.
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    Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've posted anything. It's been an awesome month so far, I've gotten a ton of great advice and I feel like I've put it to good use.

    Just some digital paintings I've done recently, the bottom two are works in progress.

    Feel free to give me advice and critique, I'd greatly appreciate it!
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